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After hearing a plea for mercy, jurors will decide if 'Grim Sleeper' should face death

After hearing a plea for mercy, jurors will decide if 'Grim Sleeper' should face death

After listening to an appeal for mercy, jurors tasked with deciding the fate of the so-called Grim Sleeper began deliberating Friday whether one of Los Angeles’ most notorious convicted serial killers should be executed.

In his hourlong closing argument, Lonnie Franklin Jr.’s defense lawyer was by turns combative and emotional, attempting to both cast doubt on the prosecution’s case and telling jurors that a death verdict would “delay the healing process” for the victims’ families.

“Every time they think of the approaching execution date, it will be like opening the wounds again,” attorney Dale Atherton told the...

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